The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market is one of Joburg’s oldest outdoor markets, dating back to 1976, when farmers on the northern outskirts of the city used to bring fresh produce to sell under the shade of the trees on the side of Bryanston Drive. After the farmstall took off and the cover of the trees no longer cut it, the market found a permanent home on the grounds of the Michael Mount Waldorf School. Today the Bryanston Market, as it’s better known, has become something of an institution and is known for its wholesome produce, fresh food and hand crafted items. As there’s a strict selection process to become a stallholder, only eco-friendly and natural goods are sold at the market and you won’t find anything mass produced or derived from man-made materials, which is a welcome departure from the norm. Handmade paper, pure organic cotton clothing, Panama hats, natural body products and carefully crafted homeware are just some of the items you’ll find at the Bryanston Market, along with a couple of cute cafes and delis where you can take a break, soak up the local performer’s music and enjoy organic coffee and pastries. For the night owl in you, the Moonlight Markets opens on Tuesday evenings in December for late night shopping and a light dinner. Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9am to 3pm, and the Moonlight Markets happen every Tuesday from mid-November until Christmas Day, from 5pm until 9pm. For more information contact Glenda on 011-463-3752, or visit bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za.